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's largest menorah lighting ceremony. there will also be a performance by the u.s. navy band. the event is open to the public. >>> now to a story all about the true meaning of holiday giving. a girl with an inoperable brain tumor is working to help other kids just like herself, all while the make a wish foundation kicks off an effort so she can live her dream and make a trip to paris. john hanrahan has her story. >> do you have any ones that are done? >> reporter: dozens of kids and their parents gathered at the lowden country day school saturday morning to engage in a massive letter writing campaign. the letters are addressed to santa. the national retailer macy's has promised to donate a dollar a letter to the make a wish foundation, up to a million letters. one of the students at this school, 9-year-old gabriella miller was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. gabriella has told her parents she wants to see paris. her fellow students want the letters to macy's to pour in so there's enough funding for trips for kids like gabriella. >> when i heard about this, i'm, like, we have to g
to attending law school during world war ii, judge battin served in the united states navy. early in his career judge battin practiced law in washington, d.c., and in billings, montana, later he served in a number of public service positions including deputy county attorney for yellowstone county, montana, and city attorney in billings. in 1958 judge battin served as a state representative in montana and in 1961 he was elected to u.s. house of representatives and served as a u.s. representative from montana until 1969. in 1969 judge battin was appointed by president nixon to be a judge on the u.s. district court for the district of montana. during that time he served as chief judge from 1978 to 1990, when he assumed senior status. judge battin's commitment to public service is clear. i believe his dedication to serving this nation makes it fitting to name this courthouse after him. i support passage of this legislation and urge my colleagues to do the same. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california, mr. denham, reserves the balance of
iranian air space. our navy is responding saying the u.s. navy has accounted for all unmanned vehicles operating in the middle east region. they are confined to internationally recognized water and air spoers. space. molly henneberg joins us. what is the background to this mystery. >> reporter: navy owe eugs figureseofficials say we do have allies in the region that use these type of drones, the united arab emirates and kuwait. iran did not say when or where it captured the scan eagle just that it entered iranian air space. we don't have a lot of information besides that. we do know that the navy did lose one of these scan eagle drones back in october, but naval officials say that it went down in the persian gulf, that it broke apart as these drones are designed to do, and that they believe it sank into the persian gulf. jenna. jenna: so, if the iranians do indeed have this unmanned aerial vehicle, what type of information can they get from it? >> reporter: it's a low-cost, low tech drone. basically it's a camera that can transmit pictures via radio waves. it is possible the iranians c
excited about joining the military, we're remembering the navy s.e.a.l. killed while trying to rescue a fellow everyone that afghanistan. >>> plus this. >> your roof just collapsed. >> it just collapsed. >> a family is cleaning up after their ceiling collapses following a severe storm and it's all caught on camera. we'll show you more of that dramatic video, plus guns and football, after the shooting death involving a kansas city linebacker some nfl players are turning in their firearms. "newsroom" starts right now. good morning, everybody. i'm ted rowlands in for carol costello today. lansing, michigan, is the target of a protest. the republicans are trying to push through a right to work bill that could severely hurt organized labor in the state. the governor promises to sign the bill as soon as it hits his desk which could be within hours. the new legislation bars requiring union dues as a condition of employment. it's already on the books in 23 other states. police and firefighters would be exempt, however. here is a look at the right to work nation states. if governor snyder sign
in the town of the navy s.e.a.l. who gave his life. >>> plus, disturbing information about the owner of the plane who killed a lat tina superstar. stand by. you're in "the situation room." let's get right to our strategy session. joining us, the democratic strategist, hilary rosen and mary matalin. they are both making the case, get out from behind closed doors and negotiate the terms of the fiscal cliff deal in public. let's listen. >> i get nervous when two people disappear into a white house room and start making a grand alliance and they think, we're going to do this and get it out of the secret meetings and into the public venues to the american people and the congress themselves, we're responsible for making intelligent decisions. that should be done publicly. but at some point, after public debate and so forth, yes, private negotiations can help bridge the gap and bring us to a successful conclusion. >> mary, what do you think? will that be a kiss of death? >> i don't think there's time, wolf, the president has been dragging its feet. we have a few numbers of days left before
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.s. officials saying about iran's claim it captured a u.s. drone? >> first of all, the u.s. navy has strongly denied it has lost any of the drones in question. the scan eagle drones. now, navy officials admit they look at this iranian video and say, that is a scan eagle. quite frankly a scan eagle drone are very common there in the persian gulf. a number of persian gulf countries own them. there's indication that iran stole or purchased under the table a scan eagle drone from one of the gulf state nations. they are insisting this is not a u.s. navy scan eagle drone. that iranian didn't capture a drone and write it off as iranian propoganda. >> up next, where is governor jan brewer? she's been out of state for nearly a week. what some are calling a mysterious work trip. why her own spokesperson says he can't disclose where she is. plus, governors are warnings that a failure to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff could mean havoc for state economies. they're telling congress to get together and get something done. i'll talk with two governors who met the president just a few hours ago, but first i
-- he was trying -- a lot of brilliant people. so-called jedi knights, bunch of army-navy marine air force young guys who came up with a strategy to not batter directly away at the enemy force. remember that iraqi army. fourth largest army in the world. it had thousands and thousands of tanks and artillery pieces. and if you look at our military history, frequently what we have had, you know, world war ii, the italian theater, korea, korean peninsula, just battering away directly at an enemy. schwarzkopf, when he unveiled that plan, i was a division commander, sitting in a room with admirals and generals waiting to hear what we were going to do and schwarzkopf personally briefed it when he pulled the cover off of the map, we gasped and said -- by god, this is it. it is a giant wheeling motion to the west to cut them off and instead of directly attack the enemy. magnificent soldier. >> something always strikes me about general schwarzkopf especially read being him now is that you know, after vietnam, the military went through a pretty dark time. not necessarily beloved by the public l
with some sad news today. a u.s. navy seal killed during the daring rescue of an american held captive in the heart of afghanistan. good morning i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. when we talk about the american captive, we have a picture of the doctor whose live was saved. he is dylan joseph, a native colorado. he was in afghanistan for humanitarian work when i was kidnapped by the taliban in a province east of kabul. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live at pentagon with more. jen, do we have any details on the american who gave his life to save this doctor? >> reporter: they're waiting to contact the family so the military does not release the identity of the seal killed in that rescue attempt. we know he was a member of "seal team 6". not necessarily a member of the same group that carried out the usama bin laden raid. there are about 200 members of "seal team 6". this man, as you said, gave his life for his fellow american. here is a statement that was read by the spokesman for isaf today. >> it has been decided to start the operations since the assessment the
they want to describe it as. >> reporter: perhaps the navy would have to buy less expensive, less advanced fighter jets instead of the new f-35. or the pentagon would have to cut the number of soldiers and marines back to the levels before 9/11. >> sequestration would risk hollowing out our force. >> reporter: pentagon officials say going over the cliff would actually leave them a trillion dollars in the hole, because it comes on top of cuts they've already budgeted for. >> we've put in place $487 billion in savings over the next ten years. >> reporter: are these "cuts" the same sort of budget cuts that you and i think of when we think of cutting our budget? >> i call them phantom cuts because it's not a real savings. >> reporter: freeman says the pentagon is counting money it was projecting to spend as savings which he says isn't the same as simply spending less. >> but this is the way d.c. does math. it's unfortunate that you or i can't do our taxes like that but it's the way they seem to do business here. >> a senior defense official admits that everyone at the pentagon from the secreta
asking it, too. i do it for people like navy seal courtly. here is him on "fox and friends." >> i lost good mud buddies and teammates in benghazi. i want to thank fox news for keeping it on the radar. >> you want us to keep the investigation alive? >> absolutely. i know what they did. i did the job. they earned the total truth. >> i appreciate that. a lot of people are fighting that fight. >> if only the press gave a damn. but they don't know people like him. they know people like costas. don't expect halftime rapt on benghazi from him. we have zero dark 30, the movie, the critic laud for it lauds obama. will we get a obama film? maybe if they make president bush president again. we can't blame susan rice because she is black. insidious racism perpetrated by white lib who see skin color instead of achievement. go after clapper. a white male, no one cares about him. will that satisfy chris ma chews? they no longer speak truth to power. only thing is the what they spring from, a clown car with those who can stare at dead americans and say ahh. i've never seen so many hacks try to kill a
're gearing up for a huge weekend of football here at wusa. it starts saturday with the army-navy game at 3:00 p.m. we'll have a complete wrapup at 7:00 on "game on." >> just go get the wings, beer, soda and sit down and have a good weekend. then on sunday you can watch as the skins bring the ravens to tonight at fed ex fields. that is going to be a fantastic game. >>> when we come back, holiday shopping. >> we'll take a look at some food gifts from some local small businesses. our food blogger will be back with us in just a bit. >>> i'm meteorologist olga breese. starting off with cloudy skies. maybe a peek of sunshine this afternoon but expect scattered showers throughout the day. temperatures only making the middle range 50s. >>> an accident being cleared up from the intersection of seven locks road and montrose road in rockville. expect to follow just a bit of police direction through the area. not much delay getting by. i'll have more traffic coming up in a few minutes at 6:18. andrea, back to you. >> thank you, monika. >>> she's made no secret of her support for president obama. now m
announcer ] with cisco at the center, working together has never worked so well. >>> the navy is finally taking a ship with a great history out of service. the uss enterprise, the world's first nuclear aircraft carrier, retired today. it saw action from the cuban missile crisis to the war on terror. here is chris lawrence. >> reporter: the enterprise launched more than 2,000 combat operations into afghanistan. it sailed through the strait of hormuz ten times, as a show of force to iran. the navy commanders who patrol these seas tell us they can't help but be aware of the rising tension with iran. but when the world's first nuclear powered carrier set sail 50 years ago, the concern was not hormuz, but cuba. >> i was there when we went through the cuban missile crisis. >> reporter: senator john mccain was a young naval person when that happened. >> we had targets and we had weapons and we were ready to go. >> reporter: fast forward 40 years. the enterprise was heading home on september 11th 2001. >> it is like here i am, i'm many, many thousands away. my nation is being attacked by terrori
to the foundation for putting some great events together, and, of course, nothing better than a saturday win by navy, right, jon? [laughter] jon: army beat navy except in the score. jenna: we have a little rivalry here, but it was a good game. jon: sad ending. felt bad for the army. good job. thanks for joining us. jenna: "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on a presidential speech that is supposed to be about raising taxes, but instead is raising ugly new questions about questionable government spending. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. the president is in detroit, michigan, at this hour touring a daimler auto plant. the appearance is part of an attempt to pressure republicans to accept his plan to both raise taxes and add billions in new stimulus spending. but literally just a few miles away an embarrassing story is developing with a company the taxpayers put a lot of dough into. it's called a123. that's a car battery maker. they supply batteries for electric cars. that filed for bankruptcy after burning through almost $200 million of your stimulus money. he
is a scan eagle, made by boeing, being used more by the u.s. navy. reza sayah joins us now from cairo. good morning, reza. >> reporter: good morning, carol. first off, we should point out it's not clear what, if anything, iran has captured. we're getting very two different stories from tehran and washington. washington denying iran has done anything. iran with a very different story and they're already using this to say that they've score d a bg intelligence victory over the u.s. the reports in state media in iran started early, according to iran captures a u.s. drone after it flew into iranian air space, southern iran. iran describing this drone as a scan eagle, about a ten-foot wing span that can go about 24 hours without refueling. iran already boasting a win, putting it on display, video clip posted online, carol, showed what appeared to be two military officials examining what looked like a u.s. drone with that poster that you mentioned with the title "we will trample on the u.s.." >> i don't mean to change the subject. we hear the yelling behind you. you're in cairo, egypt. what's goi
way we can. i want tozienke, a former navy s.e.a.l. good to see you. welcome back. let me throw a hypothetical at you. let's say you're currently, you know, part of s.e.a.l. team six. you get this phone call.8íév9k÷Ñ you win, the s.e.a.l.s are trying to never give up and to win. it takes a lot of resources to do it. the training is very intense, very difficult. but these guys know, they have been in sustained combat operations for over ten years, they're all veterans of this environment, and unfortunately it is a reminder that the taliban and al qaeda and those terrorist organizations like them in some cases have been involved and they remain a threat. >> so you want to win, but then how do you negotiate? how do you first establish contact with either terrorists, smugglers, members of the taliban? how does that happen? >> well, the reports say this is a combined operation. we have afghan, u.s. intelligence forces. it is very difficult, the environment is difficult to gain credible intelligence. but i think they're doing the best they can. it is a difficult mission. sequestra
including last month's upset victory over then top ranked alabama. at the 113th army-navy game in philadelphia yesterday, army looking to avoid its 11th straight loss to the mid shipmen launched a drive later in the game only to see it come to not with this fumble. navy sunk the army 17-13 and took home the coveted commander in chief's trophy yet again. police have charged dallas cowboys' nose tackle josh brent with intoxication manslaughter after a crash that killed teammate jerry browne. the practice squad linebacker died when brent's car overturned after hitting a curb early yesterday. brent was arrested after he reportedly failed a sobriety test. here's today's weather. a line of storms is bringing snow and cold to the upper midwest. and rain from texas to connecticut. the week ahead will be mostly cool but mostly free of rain or snow. next. >> you're publishing as you're watching. >> osgood: do it yourself. and later, >> osgood: even john lennon, the famous beatle needed a publisher for his first book "in his own right" back in 1964. today authors nobody ever heard had can
the mission. >> reporter: the mission was authorized by general john allen. he sent in the elite navy s.e.a.l. team six. they rescued him and air lifted him to bagram air base but the victory came at a price. this morning a u.s. service member injured died of his wounds. the ultimate sacrifice to save an american doctor who would have been killed. >> muhammad lila with us. you were telling me you, not surprised that the kidnapping and the rescue effort was kept a secret the whole time. >> that's right, david, in any kidnapping, the first 72 hours are critical. this is a civilian hostage. he doesn't have the survival training that a soldier does. so in this case, a decision was knead publicizing his case could further endanger his life. >> our thoughts are the service member's family, thank you. >>> we turn to the other breaking news. mexican american singing icon jenni rivera. she was flying from a concert when her plane disappeared. officials saying they are found the plane and no survivors. >> reporter: mexican authorities say the small plane carrying mexican-american super star jenni
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behind the prank call. >>> this morning, four crew members were rushed to the hospital after a navy helicopter made a hard landing at a base near san diego. the chopper was being used for routine training. cause of the hard landing under investigation right now. >>>. >>> a fight over a small cluster of uninhabited lands between japan and china. japan sent eight fighter jets after a chinese plane was seen near the islands. it was gone by the time they got there. china continues to claim the islands. the islands have been in japanese control for years. japan bought the privately owned islands in september. >>> some are calling it a break-through, north korea making its first successful long range rocket launch but less than 24 hours after liftoff a u.s. official tells cnn the country may not be in full control of the satellite. joining me is cnn contributor and retired u.s. army general spider marks. good morning. >> good morning. >> what does this mean? is this a setback for north korea? >> it's not a setback at all for north korea. north korea successfully launched something into an
as the national menorah was lit to celebrate hanukkah. the u.s. navy band was among the features performances. this is the world's largest menorah. it caps the first full day of the jewish holiday that celebrates the victory of the mack beeian army and the triumph of light over darkness. >>> in fiscal cliff negotiations, it's looking more like president obama could get his way on tax hikes for the wealthy. he met behind closed doors with house speaker john boehner at the white house this afternoon. no word yet on what came out of those talks, but an increasing number of congressional republicans are indicating they'll accept a tax -- >> we have spent all this time talking about revenue, but as we watched our government continue to spend more. this is really about spending. >> will i accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes. >> across the board tax hikes and spending cuts will automatically kick in if the white house and congress continueeach a deal now in 22 days. >>> dallas cowboys player remains behind bars tonight after a deadly crash that killed a team
the country remember pearl harbor today and we do so being joined this morning by retired navy captain chuck nash, also a fox news military analyst. captain nash, good morning. good to have you here today. >> good morning, martha. martha: with all these things you get further and further away from them and fewer and fewer people were there and who remembered the events of that day. what do you is so important especially for young people to understand about the significance of pearl harbor? >> i think a lot of folks, young folks today have gone through a i am lar thing with 9/11. it was a galvanizing influence and it changed america forever. december 7th was a sneak attack and the nation when that day, when people found out what was going on there was no internet. so news traveled a little bit slower than it does today but it still went to every crevice of this country and the next day you had people lined up at recruiting stations. they wanted to go avenge that attack. so in a country that had seen war on the horizon, with the nazis invading poland and europe going into war, the americans co
of a u.s. navy seal who was killed this weekend in afghanistan is returning home today. petty officer first class, nicholas check died in a daring mission that freed an american doctor kidnapped by the afghanistan. kelly wright live on the story for us. what else are he learning about petty officer, checque. >> he grew up in monroeville, pennsylvania. a suburb of pitsburg. he game naval warfare unit, seal team six. that was the team that killed usama bin laden although he was not part of this particular mission. the operation i last involved in was the daring rescue mission of dr. dilip joseph an american kidnapped by the taliban. during the combat mission, checque was killed. he was 28 years old. the family of dr. joseph issued a statement. we want to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the american sailor who died during dilip's rescue. we could not be more grateful for his herroism and to bring bdilip home. he was sad to luring learn that a u.s. service member was killed during this operation. martha. martha: kelly, i want to ask you a little bit more about dr. joseph.
. maziel beat out mantei te'o and collin klein. >> i'm not an aggie but you have to give it to him. navy and army squared off in philly for commander in chief trophy. army had a chance to win but they fumbled the ball with just a minute left. navy wins the annual match-up
of the week is looking in a couple minutes. >>> we now know the identity of the navy s.e.a.l. killed in a rescue raid in afghanistan. petty officer first class nick lab check was from monroeville, pennsylvania, which is near pittsburgh. he was reportedly a member of s.e.a.l. team 6, the elite and secretive special operators who killed osama bin laden. he was killed yesterday during the successful rescue of an american doctor from colorado who was abducted by the tal can near kabul. he was 28 years old and a highly decorated combat veteran. president obama and secretary leone panetta have praised his. >>> there's a settlement, keith russell has the information on dominique strauss-kahn. >> once leader of the international monetary fund just settled a sexual assault lawsuit against him. the amount of the deal is confidential. it stems from an encounter in a new york hotel suite in 2011 in which a maid alleged he assaulted her. prosecutors dropped the criminal case against them, saying the woman had credibility issues. strauss-kahn is also facing charges related to a prostitution ring a
a very distinguished 43-year career in the united states navy including service as chief of naval operations. wile serving in the -- while serving in the navy, he also managed to obtain advanced management training at the harvard business school. few have the combination of practical military experience and sharp budgeting and management knowledge that admiral mullen possesses. respect for mike mullen is a major reason so many distinguished individuals chose to join this coalition, and it's now my pleasure to add -- to introduce admiral mike mullen. here he is. [applause] >> thanks, pete. and thanks for your leadership on this project which, as you said, goes back decades. and i really do appreciate all of you coming here today at what is a truly critical juncture for our nation in terms of our national security. our economic viability and our continuing leadership role overseas. it was in response to a reporter's routine question more than two years ago he first raised these concerns. he asked me what's the greatest threat to the united states' national security. as chairman of t
doesn't. >>> the army and navy are using some extraordinary new camouflage technology that can make troops disappear. here's cnn's chris lawrence. >> well, wolf, the army could soon be making a decision on its next generation of camouflage. but i've got to tell you, you won't believe where this technology is headed. >> camouflage can be the difference between a soldier getting shot and going home. so lots is riding on the next generation design to outfit troops. it's only been eight years since the army spent $5 billion on m camo that critics say didn't fool anyone. soldiers complained to the point where the army abandoned its one size fits all universal pattern. so they were looking for camouflage they can use everywhere? >> correct. and it didn't work anywhere. >> reporter: guy cramer is one of the designers competing to win the army's next multi-million dollar contract. he showed us the science behind every shape, size, and shade of these pixels. >> you now have your camouflage. we're trying to trick the brain into seeing things that aren't actually there. >> reporter: digital
mediterranean, closer and closer towards syria? >> you know, not at the moment. for now, the u.s. navy and the air force, in fact, maintain a number of aircraft around the mediterranean, and as you well know, of course, in the persian gulf. there are also u.s. war ships in the region regularly that can launch tomahawk missiles that are guided precisely to targets anywhere they're programmed to go, so if this became an extremist situation, the fire power is on hand. the military's updating the options, ready to give them to the president if he asks for them, wolf. >> barbara starr, thank you. and arwa joins us from syria. we know the u.s. updated plans if president assad uses chemical weapons. are the syrians, folks you talk to in northern syria, civilians, the rebels, are they ready for some sort of potential chemical strike? >> reporter: no, put quite simply, they are not. there's nothing that the population can do to defend itself. this is a population that has struggled at best to even try to defend itself against the bullets, artillery, bombs. when it comes to a chemical weapon, th
. danielle? >> matt diaz, another award winner was just disbarred this week as an attorney. this is a navy jag officer down at guantanamo who thought that we can't be legally detaining these people without acknowledging who they were. he leaked their names to a civil rights organization, served time in the bringing for that, later the supreme court vindicated him. despite that, he is no longer allowed to be an attorney. a real crime. >> what we know or should know is that the passage of the landmark whistle blower protection act does not mean that whistle blowers will be protected. that happened in 2002 with sarbanes oxley supposedly protecting private sector workers. eight years later, all the workers who filed complaints, 99% of them did not get protected from reprisal. it is up to the public to stand for what happens when these laws are implemented. i want to plug a terrific piece of long-form journalism on the subject of labor rights. scott sherman writing about the great labor strike that happened. changing the face of this profession. >> take a look. we now know that two major new yo
. the navy will also honor veteran ray emory. he has made it his mission to identify more than 600 unknown service members remained. he says he remembers being on the deck of the u.s.s. honolulu like it was yesterday. >> when i got there i had the cover off one of the 50 caliber machine guns. the other was about halfway off and a torpedo went by, the torpedo heading for ship row. i thought at the time that this is really a good mock thing like that. i pull the cover off the rest of the way and about that time another torpedo came by and i saw the big red ball and i realized it was the japanese who were attacking pearl harbor. heather: he has helped id nine service members and has the names of one hundred more men that he believes are identifiable. because of his work more than 300 gravestones at the national cemetery in hawaii have been relabeled with the names of the diseased. jon: new information on the earthquake in japan we told you about earlier. minimal damage and minor injuries reported now. the 7.3 magnitude quake striking off the northeastern coast triggering a small tsunami in th
with limited capability. as for the navy, they got part of the rocket's first stage booster off the western coast of south korea. now a former marine sitting in a mexican jail on gun charges. he has been there for months and is being threatened by drug cartel s. we told you this story yesterday. senator nelson is trying to get him out and now we are hearing from the marine's parents and they are emotionally drained. gary tuckman reports. >> johnny hammer is an american war jet van, a marine in afghanistan and iraq. he decided to drive with a fellow marine from florida in a win bago to costa rica for a surfing vacation. john and olivia are his parents. >> he realized and they took every decent board they had. >> he was looking forward to driving there and knew it was mexico, but he was not planning on staying. >> no. the only reason they were going to stop is to get more gas. >> his parents were concerned when he wanted to bring an antique seers and row buck shotgun his great grandfather owned that looks like this. he wanted to hunt with it. he got the proper forms from border agents to decl
to the farm bill. next, ohio, republican line -- go ahead, please. caller: yes, in the mother of three navy seals serving our country. with the sequestration they are putting in place, at it is going to be something that brings a lot of military personnel home with no job, and i feel that a lot of our special forces are going to be the ones that have to deal with all these other foreign countries. what type of jobs are going to be available for army personnel, marines, that they have been dealing with any military sense they got out of high school? caller: thank you. charlottetown, missouri. good afternoon. caller: thank you. in a navy veteran myself. a lot people are thinking that these men and women -- especially republicans -- who were elected to the congress are traitors to the united states. by that, i mean these men and women take an oath to protect the united states of america, and yet these people have allegiance to this grover norquist fellow. did they not realize that you have to have taxes to pay for these two wars that the republicans -- that was george w. bush who was in charge
.s. navy says all aircraft were accounted for. reuters is reporting that new jersey governor chris christie in a letter to the federal emergency management administration is asking for a reimbursement of 100% of the costs of hurricane sandy. fema generally reimburses states for 75% of repair costs. at 10:00 a.m. eastern time, the house transportation committee will need to hear testimony from fema administrator craig fugate. those are the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> we have had these explosions of knowledge in madison, but we have not coordinated care, and all of these services and adding so many cracks that they are as harmful as the diseases that we are treating. you have to step back and ask, are we hurting people overall? on a global level, what are we doing sometimes? now, we have these reports saying that 30% of everything we do might not be necessary in health care? 30% of the medications, the procedures? this is something that i think is really being called out as a problem. this function in the u.s. health-care industry, dr. marty makary on what health care companies will
, a defense official says no u.s. navy drone is missing. >>> we're about to take you live to cairo. that is where riot police are bracing now for another night of violent street fighting, tear gas all over the city today. this week crowds of egyptians have now stormed the presidential palace, breaking through fences, fighting with security forces, trying to keep them back. now, the protesters, they are furious about several things. first of all, all concerning president mohammed morsi and this growing perception that he is making himself too powerful. cnn's reza sayah is in cairo. >> opposition factions back protesting against mohammed morrissey for nearly two weeks. most of the protests have been limited to tahrir square, but they're now going to the source of their anger, president morrissey, and his presidential palace. >> why come here? >> because it's -- we got fed up. >> he doesn't respect us. he don't want to listen to our demands. >> reporter: what's your message to him by coming out here? >> that what he is doing is completely unfair. this is not what we asked for. it's co
the marines do, that the army, navy, and air force cannot do? if your answer is amphibious assaults, include a couple amphibious assault-trained battalions or brigade's within each combat division or add another week to the army basic training for amphibious assault. just think about the duplication that could be eliminated with this concept. if all those that are in the defense industry now, as they profess that our future wars will be more of a technology base, this seems appropriate. out of the box, and popular, yes. complicated and hard to do, but that is my suggestion. host: from the "washington times" this morning -- and this is the wall street journal -- finally, we want to take this call from don in michigan. caller: good morning. about the fiscal cliff, i think we should go over the cliff and then start from there. freedom is not free. we have forced to pay for -- wars to pay for. we have to pay bills. god bless america and c-span. everybody have a great day. host: thank you. we have two guests. we will continue looking at the so called "fiscal cliff" negotiations with mary agnes ca
, part of an effort to secure the southern border with syria. chuck nash is a former retired navy captain and a fox news analyst. we have sent 400 troops to the border with syria. can this be interpreted as u.s. troops getting involved in the syrian conflict? >> i think this is more accurately described as u.s. troops helping out the nato ally, this is purely a defensive move. these troops are not being put directly in harm's way, they are not crossing the border. the patriot missile system is a defensive weapons system and it's being used to help the turks understand that nato is with them on this and the u.s. is doing something and taking part with germany and the netherlands. alisyn: you say this is a defensive mission only, but could there be a scenario in which these 400 troops end up having to enforce a no-fly-zone over syria? >> that is a potential, because you don't need to necessarily do that with aircraft. depending on where the missile batteries are put in place, and the range, those missiles are perfectly capable of not only shooting down theater ballistic missiles which is th
fleet for the future and for our navy arctic mission. but these specialized vessels will take up to ten years to build. so in the meantime, we want to make sure that u.s. companies can continue to do business and keep the arctic operational and running, and so it's very fitting that the icebreakers that work fine now are not dismantled. so this legislation prevents them from being scrapped and helps us have the resources that we need to serve interests in the arctic. this bill stipulates that we won't junk our current icebreakers, and it's more cost-effective to keep them, and it will make sure that they stay seaworthy so that the crews don't go out on faulty equipment. these ships won't go away unless it can be proven that it makes financial sense to replace them. last january, the world watched as the healey icebreaker successfully cut through a path in the arctic sea to deliver fuel to nome, alaska. the healey is primarily a resource vessel but it was set up to do the job because our other icebreakers were not currently in active status. they were being repaired. so this bill ensures
.5 million. we've good an admiral for almost every ship in the navy right now. we've had this crete in terms of rank. there's all sorts of money to be saved in the pentagon that will have no effect whatsoever on our defensive posture or our capability. >> but steve, i'm curious, though. what is the difference, in your opinion, between raising the top marginal rate and closing some loopholes? if you get $1.2 trillion in revenue, why does it matter so much more to the president that you do it by raising the top rate when the super wealthy, as we've described on the show, aren't going to be paying higher taxes? >> the issue is, joe, it's a question of whether it's going to be $800 billion or $1.2 trillion or somewhere in between. if the number ends up being $1.2 trillion, and we'll see where it comes out, it's hard to do it just with deductions. you end up limiting deductions so much that you cut into charities. you cut into state and local governments. you cut into a whole bunch of home mortgage. >> what about the buffett proposal? >> the buffett proposal is a great idea. the buffett proposal
. and the u.s. navy is moving warships to monitor the potential north korean launch of a long-range ballistic missile. the u.s.s. benfold and u.s.s. fitzgerald and two others might join them. north korea plans to launch a rocket between december 10th and 22nd claiming for science and research. and new jersey governor chris chr tooe. the two showed a unified front in the wake of the storm. and the royal baby watch, it is on. there you see a pregnant and smiling catherine, duchess of cambridge. she was in for acute morning sickness. prince charles says he is thrilled he's going to become a grandfather. and the baby will be the next in line to the throne after prince william and actually after prince charles as well. so there's a little bit of a line there. >> rather it's a boy or girl. >> i think it's exciting. i don't think there's anybody out there they've been waiting and hoping and now we've seen she's pregnant and with child. >> catherine and no more kate. >> she's the duchess now. >> thank you. >>> one of the most conservative members of the united states senate, i think it's fair to say
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-- comment. first of all, i do not think it is fair to say that reagan -- spending cuts. remember the navy. he was part of that. let me get to my main comments. it is my opinion that increases in the marginal tax rate may actually be good for hiring and increasing itemized deductions. you think about it this way -- an increase in the marginal tax rate at the top end will make an itemized deduction, an additional hire more valuable to a business -- and the value of that charitable deduction. the additional hire, a person, a company who is just a little bit over the threshold. they want to take a deduction for the additional man. the higher is worth more to him. host: so let's get a response. grover norquist. guest: there are several points here. there is the personal income tax. a lot of small businesses pay the personal income tax. they are called subchapter s corporations. one of the concerns as it would take small businesses to 43.4% top rate from 35% today. the corporate rate like general motors or ibm, that is 35%, and they're not planning on raising that. in fact, there is a move in t
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